Samson & Delilah, Friend Of The Devil, Me & My Uncle-> Mexicali Blues, Althea, Little Red Rooster, Tennessee Jed, My Brother Esau, Might As Well Touch Of Gray-> Women Are Smarter, Uncle John's Band-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> The Wheel-> Playin' In The Band-> China Doll-> Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues
Set 1 SBD > PCM > Dat x 2 > CDR > SHN; Set 2 SBD > Cassette Master > Dat x 2 > CDR > SHN; via Bob Harrell; drgseeds
I see no mention that the band set up on the right side of the gym that night and played to the bleachers. That is what made this show so special, but you had to be there to know. The most intimate and small setting that I ever saw them.
May 17, 2020 Subject:
Dregs of this tour were still pretty good
This and Hampton were the warmup shows for the real stuff to happen beginning two nights later. This was probably the shortest show of this tour and has possibly the least interesting first set other than 4-13. The second set doesn't start very well, either, although they played well enough to that point. Uncle John's is where the show really kicks off, and the entire rest of the show smokes. Even so, the rushed tempo means it all goes by very quickly; the good part of this is one tape side. Still it was great hearing my first Uncle John's, Wheel, China Doll, and Sugar Mag (it was only my 3rd show), all performed very well. Low 3 stars through Women, high 3 stars rest of show.
February 14, 2020 Subject:
Very good show with Brent and jerry singing great . The drums segment was really solid and the second set just flew ! Unexpected favorite here
April 12, 2017 Subject:
The Law Come To Get Ya'...
Second Show Into A Grate Tour. Remember Well The West Virginia State Police Filing Into The Upper Right Side And Lining Up Riot Control Style. There Was A Huge Ripple In The Force And A Buzz From The Crowd But Most Were Unaware Until Jerry Emphatically Sang "Drink All Day Gonna Rock All Night... (Then Pointing To The Mountaineers State's Finest)...The Law Come To Get Ya' If Ya' Don't Walk Right. Well Ya' Know Children It's Like I Said,You Better Head Back To Tennessee Jed."Well The Crowd As One Turned Hissed And After A Minute Or Two Of Awkwardness,The Element Of Surprise Lost,They Slinked Out. Father Jubal Was Always Watching Out For Us. I Think Maybe He Still Is.Love You Always Jerry,Sail On.......
May 3, 2016 Subject:
I love China Doll, but his one's kinda rushed.
April 11, 2015 Subject:
"This is for the girl with the Lobotomy eyes"
Great show lots of creativity on the fly!
ALMOST HEAVEN ,,, WEST VIRGINIA,,,
Love the vocals for this show.
April 9, 2014 Subject:
Great energy overall in this barn burner in my humble opinion!! Give it a listen, you will come back over and over.. In particular, Brent is hot on Red Rooster
April 9, 2014 Subject:
Bringing home a party when you need it the most
Nice warm sound here..Been listening to this show for years..Love how the Samson sets the pace to a well played show and it seemed like the boys where having fun..83-84 had distinct sounds from Brent and you hear it through out this show (Brent Bells) I return to listen to this show often because it's freaking pretty good..so please>GIVE IT A WHIRL>Forever Grateful>Forever Dead~!!!!!!! LIFER
The previous night in Hampton was excellent. This show was a notch above. The drive to Morgantown from Hampton was quite the rainstorm event.
Great shows, great tour, great recording.
April 10, 2013 Subject:
Only 30 years ago
Five star recording...and generous giving heads in the parking lot. Did I drive home?
September 10, 2012 Subject:
Mark Roeder loves this show
i do too
April 14, 2010 Subject:
Excellent '83 show and nice sound quality. You may find you hear a little tape noise in the quieter moments if that bothers you. It don't bother me a bit. It's just part of the charm of bootlegs to me.
September 5, 2009 Subject:
I've been looking for this and almost gave up.This show was mentioned in the forward of Skeleton Key:A Dictionary for Deadheads as the 1st show of one of the authors,but there was a typo.It was 3-10-83 in the book,but there was no show played on 3-10.I've found it now,and it's everything that I've been told it was.My Dad was there I didn't make it,considering that I was 3 years old,but I think that I've found a Father's Day gift for this year! Thanx to the archive!!!
January 29, 2008 Subject:
Who Was She?
Wasn't Laura Usry the "Girl with Pretty Blue Eyes/"
early 80's meltdown -
January 23, 2006 Subject:
Yea, no doubt
Sampson & Delilah opener? that's sick. Iam a huge 83-84 fan and without Deadbase I can't think of any shows that Sampson opened up with. I know they did but its past rare. Its bloody in the middle. I know for a fact this is the only show in 84 that opened with Big Sampson. The rest of 1st set is not too out of the ordinary with the Western theme going on. As far as set 2, opening up with Touch into Women also rare may have done once or twice prior if that.(Wheres Dead Base when I need it)and on top of it again being 83-84 fan I can't think of any shows before and not too many after in this period of UJB>Playin> into Drums/Space>Wheel>Playin'>China Doll>Sugar Mag. Thats some sick stuff!!!
Alright I'll give you the US Blues Encore.
Iam not beating up the previous reviewer I just got a kick out of the one After that Predictable?
It was as predictable as Matilda in Deer Creek in 94'. just kidding having a little fun.
C~yall later now, taking a couple puffs and heading to Summer 85 to re-visit both Ohio shows and the Hershey PA show. If anyones still reading and wants a hot show to check out I listened to 9-11 (my birthday shared w Mickey) and 9-12-85 HJK. Killer-killer shows nice and tight well played, I really dug em'. Never had those on the XL2-S tapes. Love that 85'east coast Fall tour. My Gosh I love these guys,like someone's handle say's "can't get enough".
December 9, 2005 Subject:
Hilarious Comment. Good show.
Reviewer:Darcy (the cribber)
January 11, 2005 Subject:
nice group of songs... great sound quality
nice fresh clean sounding show. worth downloading. early touch of grey is enjoyable some fumbles the lyric sync but nothing too bad. great uncle johns band>playin. predictable setlist but good sound quality makes up for it. go ahead and add it to your collection.
September 16, 2004 Subject:
Add this to the collection
The file quality is yummy. The set lists are standard for this time period. Highlights of the first set include a nice Rooster, luv the lethargic drummingI can picture Billy staring off into spacegreat stuff. Tenn Jed is nice, I found myself fixated on the fart-like sounds coming from Phils bass. The second set features a good Playin which floats off but does not quite make it to space. This show is worth adding to your collection. Enjoy!